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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel September 2022: Reading Rodents features the book BEN AND ME by Robert Lawson

Did you ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? Benjamin Franklin was one of the most famous inventors in American history. And his very best ideas were inspired by his friend Amos—a mouse!

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel September 2022: Reading Rodents features the book MOUSE by Jeff Stone

Little street urchin ShaoSu has always wanted to belong. His small size makes him an easy target for bullies and baddies and this little mouse always needs a place to hide. When he is befriended by Hok and Ying, he thinks he has found a new family, and eagerly tags along as they continue on their travels. What he doesn’ ‘t know is that his new friends are the most wanted criminals in China, and their adventures will land him in the middle of a battle not only for their lives, but for the future of China itself.

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Looking for books that fit our monthly reading challenge this August? Try one of the favorites from our home shelf!

Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel August 2022: Playing By the Book features the book THE VERDIGRIS PAWN by Alysa Wishingrad.

Beau is the exact opposite of what the heir should be, so he is kept locked away, just another pawn in his father’s quest for ultimate power.

But when he’s shown the secrets his father has kept hidden, for the first time, Beau begins to question everything he’s ever been told. Teaming up with a girl and a fiery runaway, Beau must go from pawn to player before the Land tears itself apart.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel August 2022: Playing By the Book features the book YOU GO FIRST by Erin Entrada Kelly

Two children who meet playing online Scrabble both struggle with loneliness and loss. Charlotte’s parents are older than anyone else’s in her class, and her dad just had a heart attack. Ben’s parents sit him down to tell him that they’re getting a divorce. Bullies and betrayal. Nicknames and popularity. Oddballs and outcasts. Courage and carrying on. One friend can make all the difference.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel August 2022: Playing By the Book features the book THE GAUNTLET by Karuna Riazi

Farah and her friends find a game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand among her aunt’s things and set up to play. Right away, they can tell this isn’t an ordinary game, but when Farah’s little brother gets pulled into it, there’s no choice but to go in after him. High stakes puzzle-solving and riddles. The only way to escape is to win!

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel August 2022: Playing By the Book features the book CLICK HERE TO START by Denis Markell

Ted Gerson has spent most of his summer playing video games. So when his great-uncle dies and bequeaths him the all so-called treasure in his overstuffed junk shop of an apartment, Ted explores it like it’s another level to beat. And to his shock, he finds that eccentric Great-Uncle Ted actually has set the place up like a real-life escape-the-room game!

Using his specially honed skills, Ted sets off to win the greatest game he’s ever played, with help from his friends Caleb and Isabel. Ted and his friends work out the mystery one puzzle at a time. But someone dangerous is hot on their heels, and he’s not about to let them get away with the ultimate prize.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book A NEARER MOON by Melanie Crowder

Along a lively river, in a village raised on stilts, lives a girl named Luna. All her life she has heard tales of the time before the dam appeared, when sprites danced in the currents and no one got the mysterious wasting illness from a mouthful of river water. These are just stories, though—no sensible person would believe in such things.

Beneath the waves is someone who might disagree. Perdita is a young water sprite, delighting in the wet splash and sparkle, and sad about the day her people will finally finish building their door to another world, in search of a place that humans have not yet discovered.

But when Luna’s little sister falls ill with the river sickness, everyone knows she has only three weeks to live. Luna is determined to find a cure for her beloved sister, no matter what it takes. Even if that means believing in magic.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book WELL WITCHED by Frances Hardinge

Ryan and his friends don’t think twice about stealing some money from a wishing well. After all, who’s really going to miss a few tarnished coins?

The well witch does.

And she demands payback: Now Ryan, Josh, and Chelle must serve her and the wishes that lie rotting at the bottom of the well. Each takes on powers they didn’t ask for and don’t want. Ryan grows strange bumps–are they eyes?–between his knuckles; Chelle starts speaking the secrets of strangers, no matter how awful and bloody; and Josh can suddenly–inexplicably–grant even the darkest of wishes, the kind of wishes that should never come true.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book MY LIFE IN THE FISH TANK by Barbara Dee.

When Zinnia’s older brother is diagnosed with a mental illness, her parents wish to keep Gabriel’s condition “private” turns Zinny’s life into a giant “secret”. Loyalty to family makes it hard for Zinny to talk to friends, find her place in the Lunch Club, or dare to dream about going away to marine biology camp for the summer.

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Book spotlight for Middle Grade Carousel July 2022: Our Bookshelf Overfloweth features the book WATER KEEP by J. Scott Savage.

Marcus is bullied because he’s different—orphaned, branded, crippled. But he’s also indomitable, quick-witted, and has a strange talent that can only be described as magic. When the Dark Circle finds him in his Arizona boarding, their kidnapping attempt is foiled by a girl Marcus has only seen in his dreams. Kyja pulls him into Far World, a place where everything and everyone has magic … except her.

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